This week's Glee Character is Shannon Beiste. The role is being played by Dot-Marie Jones. She is better known as Coach Beiste and the head coach of the football team as replacement for Ken Tanaka.
She made her first appearance in the first episode of Season 2 (Audition). At first, Will and Sue did not like her because the budget for the Glee Club and the Cheerios was cut into half. The two did things to throw her out of the school but they weren't successful. In the later part of the first episode, Will turned againsts Sue and apologized to Coach Beiste. She was about to quit in episode 6 (Never been Kissed) because the boys (and Tina) from the glee club use mental images of Beiste in a compromising position to "cool themselves off" when it gets too hot and heavy with their girlfriends.Will talked to her and found out that she has never been kissed which lead him to give the first kiss to Coach Beiste.
Her first vocal performance was in episode 14 (Blame It On The Alcohol) with One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer together with Will.
Over-all, I can say that Coach Beiste may look furious but she is a kind-hearted person.